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NMSU Hotline — September 29, 2016

NMSU celebrates OUTober, promotes diversity, inclusion


The New Mexico State University LGBT+ Programs will host several events as part of OUTober 2016 ? Celebrating Diversity Coming Out Month.

Zooey Sophia Pook, senior program specialist for LGBT+ Programs at NMSU, said OUTober will showcase a wide range of creative activities that speak to the NMSU community as a whole.

?The OUTober celebration is not just one event, it?s a year-long way of life,? Pook said. ?It?s part of our general campaign to promote inclusion. It?s about discovering diversity here at NMSU.?

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Campus Announcements

Italian Favorites Buffet featured today

Savor flavorful Italian cuisine during the Italian Favorites Buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club. This all-you-care-to-eat buffet will feature chicken alfredo, savory meatballs with garlic parmesan noodles, Italian seasoned squash and zucchini, Caesar salad with Italian dressing, fresh garlic bread and cannoli. For just $11.99 plus tax you receive a non-alcoholic beverage and unlimited entry to this buffet. Select going or interested at https://www.facebook.com/events/1123913134343715/ to receive a Facebook reminder or add the following event to your Google-enabled calendar: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/event?eid=OXV2ODdtNmwyMG80cm1mam9tamowbTRmNjggaW5zaWRlci5ubXN1QG0&ctz=America/Denver.

The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club is located in the Stan Fulton Athletic Center, right next to Aggie Memorial Stadium. Call 575-646-4763 for reservations or visit http://nmsudining.sodexomyway.com/ for more information.

100 West Cafe to serve Spanish style food this week

Join us for a week of Spanish style lunches in 100 West Café through Friday, Sept. 30. These meals are prepared by our HRTM 363 students under the direction of chef John Hartley.

Enjoy an a la carte lunch from 12 to 1 p.m. The menu for the week will feature gazpacho, Andalusian cucumber & tomato salad or avocado and pineapple salad. The main entrée choices are Castilian fish filets, Andalusian chicken, pescado con fideos (fish w/pasta) or pasta in chorizo and tomato sauce with a vegetarian option of sautéed mushrooms in lieu of chorizo. The dessert choices are Brazo de Gitano, Majorcan almond cake or flan de fresas. All lunches are $10 payable by cash, check or credit card. We gladly accept Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit cards for your convenience. We look forward to having you for lunch and appreciate your support.

The HRTM 363 students are looking forward to serving you.

Loadable gift cards are available for sale in Gerald Thomas Hall Room 138 in $10 increments.

For more information, please visit our website at http://hrtm.nmsu.edu or call our office at 575-646-5995.

Gamma Iota Sigma meeting to be held today

You are invited to join Gamma Iota Sigma, NMSU?s insurance, risk management, and actuarial sciences fraternity, from 5 to 6 p.m. today in Domenici Hall 223 as we host Chris Behymer, director of business development from Markel. Behymer will be talking about the prestigious NAPSLO Internship Opportunity in addition to the excess and surplus lines segment of the insurance industry, which is known for insuring wacky, unusual and unique risks like athletes, movie productions, bars, amusement parks and nightclubs. Markel Corporation is involved in insurance, reinsurance and investment operations around the world. Markel is known as an innovator within the insurance industry that provides top-tier products and services. The company has provided many students with high paying and emotionally rewarding careers and looks to continue that in the future.

The meeting is open to all that are interested. We hope that you will join us for this fun filled and educational event. You can contact Gamma Iota Sigma adviser, Mike McGonigle, via email at mikemc@nmsu.edu or via phone at 575-646-4091.

Forensic interviewer to speak at NMSU today

Amy Heil, a New Mexico State University alumna and a forensic interviewer for Phoenix Children?s Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, will visit campus this week as part of the homecoming festivities hosted by the NMSU College of Education. As a forensic interviewer, Heil has the difficult job of interviewing children who are victims of or witnesses to a possible crime. The event will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. today, in the College of Health and Social Services Auditorium.

For more information visit https://education.nmsu.edu/alumni/distinguished-alumni-lis-2/2016-amy-b-heil/.

NMSU Theatre Arts alumni weekend performances set

During alumni weekend, the American Southwest Theatre Company of NMSU Theatre Arts presents the fast-paced comedy "The Servant of Two Masters," at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday Oct. 1 and at 2 p.m. Sunday Oct. 2, at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts. The audience is invited to join in on a post-show discussion after the 2 p.m. Oct. 2 show. Discount pricing for NMSU faculty, staff and students with ID. Tickets are available for pick-up at the PanAm Center, at 575-646-4515 or one hour before showtime at the Center for the Arts, 1000 E. University Ave. at Espina.

Join the Pink Panther campaign

Pinky the Pink Panther is on a mission to take away the mystery of breast cancer. Be on the lookout for Pinky as he prowls around campus from Oct. 1 through Oct. 14 for your chance to win tickets to see Keith Urban at the Pan American Center on Tuesday, Oct. 18. When you find Pinky, pledge to the ta-ta?s and snap a picture for your Facebook or Instagram page. Tag the Campus Health Center @NMSU.HC or #NMSUHC and share with your friends. The photo with the most ?likes? by Oct. 14 wins.

Tickets provided as a courtesy donation of the Pan American Center?s Office of Special Events. For more information or questions on how your department can enter the contest, please contact Kirsta Bezenek at kbezenek@ad.nmsu.edu or 575-646-5239.

NMSU Music Department presents faculty chamber concert

Faculty members of the NMSU Music Department will present a diverse program of chamber works at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2 in the Atkinson Recital Hall on the campus of New Mexico State University. The program will include works by Ginastera, Ewazen, Gillis, Voigt, Weatherly, Ravel, Saint-Saens, Koshinski and Tyson. Listeners will be treated to works performed by the La Catrina String Quartet, the NMSU Faculty Brass Trio, and vocal, woodwind and percussion faculty. This is the first of four concerts in the Music Department?s second annual Autumn Overture concert series. Subsequent concerts will feature the NMSU Bands on Tuesday, Oct. 11, the NMSU Choirs on Thursday, Oct. 13 and the NMSU Jazz Ensembles on Saturday, Oct. 15. Each of these concerts will start at 7:30 p.m. All concerts are free and open to the public. Join us for this bountiful harvest of music in this exciting Autumn Overture concert series at NMSU.

Risk manager in residence to speak next week

The NMSU Insurance & Financial Services Center, with support from the Spencer Educational Foundation, will be hosting Al Gorski as it's 2016 "Risk Manager in Residence." Gorski is the chief risk officer for the Orange County Transportation Authority. Gorski is a former chairman of the American Public Transportation Association?s (APTA) Risk Management Committee and he currently serves on the board of directors of the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS). He is also an adjunct professor at California State University, Fullerton.

From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, in Domenici Hall, Room 223, the Insurance & Financial Services Center will be hosting a mixer and a TED-type talk by Gorski titled, ?Business Is Good Until Someone Loses a Network.? NMSU students are invited to this event billed as the first annual Borderland Insurance Professionals and NMSU Student Mixer.

Gorski will also be talking to the Business Risk Management class in Guthrie Hall, Room 100, from 1 to 2:15 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 3. This talk is open to the entire NMSU community. For more information about the Risk Management and Insurance Minor available to all majors at NMSU, go to http://business.nmsu.edu/insurance.

Kiss Away Cancer 2016 contest to be held in October

All college departments (students/staff/faculty) are invited to team-up and participate in the first annual Kiss Away Cancer contest. Each department will team up to gather as many decorated paper kisses as they can for posting on their white butcher paper posters by Monday, Oct. 17 to help raise breast cancer awareness. All posters will be displayed and judged at the TETWP Luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 20, and the winning team will be notified on Friday, Oct. 21.

For more information or questions on how your department can enter the contest, please contact Kirsta Bezenek at kbezenek@ad.nmsu.edu or 575-646-5239.

Diagnosing Plant Disorders class community outreach to be held Oct. 24

Students in the fall 2016 class of Diagnosing Plant Disorders will hold a community outreach event for Las Cruces area. The event is free and will be held from 1:30 to 5:20 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, at the Fabian Garcia Science Center, in Las Cruces (free parking).

All participants are encouraged to bring specimen of any legal plants, and questions regarding plant health, growing and maintaining plants to the event.

For additional information, please contact Soum Sanogo at ssanogo@nmsu.edu.

NMSU Arrowhead Center recognized for regional economic development efforts

The Rio Grande Council of Governments, a neutral entity formed to further intergovernmental services, has selected Arrowhead Center at New Mexico State University as its Organization of the Year.

The award recognizes organizations that further the efforts of the region in addressing a broad array of critical environmental, economic development, emergency communications, and social services needs. In recent years, the El Paso Times Senior Fund and the dental practice of Dr. David M. Rizk have been recipients of this award for their efforts in promoting the ability for adults 60 years and older to remain independent and be able to continue to reside their home.


NMSU dean on expert panel to develop the National Academy of Medicine report on Family Caregiving for Older Adults

A groundbreaking report released this month by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine finds that much more support is needed in order to address the needs of both older adults and the nearly 18 million family members who provide care.

Donna Wagner, dean of the College of Health and Social Services at New Mexico State University, served on an Institute of Medicine panel of experts that conducted the comprehensive, two-year study of family caregiving in the U.S.


NMSU?s Susan DeMar receives Stephen W. and Robert E. Roberts Memorial Staff Award

Susan DeMar, administrative assistant for New Mexico State University?s Geography Department in the College of Arts & Sciences, has been recognized with the 2016 Stephen W. and Robert E. Roberts Memorial Staff Award for her exemplary service to the university.

?During my career, I?ve been very fortunate to receive all this recognition,? DeMar said. She has been at NMSU and with the Geography Department for the past 12 years and has been recognized throughout for her service.


DACC Community Education course available

Continue developing your skills in the Spanish language. In Spanish for Beginners II, learn how to speak Spanish with merchants and how to travel using airplanes, trains and rental cars. Practice conjugating present tense verbs, checking in and out of hotels, and making reservations at restaurants and events. Learn how to communicate with medical personnel in case of illness. The course is from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18 to Nov. 22 and it costs $77.

To sign up, or for more information about this informative DACC Community Education course, email commed@dacc.nmsu.edu or call 575-527-7527. Online registration is easy at http://dacc.augusoft.net.

DACC Customized Training class offered

Learn to work with large worksheets in Microsoft Excel 2013 using multiple worksheets and workbooks efficiently. In Intermediate MS Excel 2013, explore advanced formatting techniques to create outlines and subtotals, and apply cell names. Practice saving workbooks as web pages, inserting and editing hyperlinks, sharing workbooks via email and much more. The course is from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5 and it costs $139.

For questions or more information, contact us at 575-527-7776 or ctp@nmsu.edu.